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A Great Place to Work

Kennewick School District’s enrollment is exploding with more than 18,000 students in our 30 schools. That means lots of career opportunities and new schools opening each year.

We are one of the largest employers in the Tri-Cities with over 3,500 employees — including teachers, specialists, paraeducators, administrators, secretaries, bus drivers, cooks, cashiers and maintenance staff. Each of our team members is a crucial part of KSD’s vibrant learning community. 

EXPLORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES (NEW APPLICANTS)  EXPLORE JOBS OPPORTUNITIES (INTERNAL APPLICANTS)

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Carefully read application instructions before applying. If you don’t have an email address (required for the application system), or you don’t have access to a computer, you can use the public computer in the Human Resources Department at the Administration Center at 1000 W. Fourth Ave., Kennewick.

You may also use computers at public libraries or at WorkSource.

Supporting New Teachers

Employee Manual 

2020-2021 Employee Personnel Manual 

BENEFITS AND SALARY SCHEDULES

Our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to maintain a work environment conducive to their needs and desires. Our benefits are designed to meet the individual needs of our employees and their families. This comprehensive, flexible benefit package focuses on you and your family's health, welfare and work/life balance.

EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Kennewick School District employees are represented by 10 bargaining groups:

  • Certificated - Kennewick Education Association (KEA)
  • Extracurricular - Kennewick Education Association (KEA)
  • Maintenance & Operation - Public School Employees (PSE) of Kennewick
  • Nutrition Services - Public School Employees (PSE) of Kennewick
  • Paraeducators & Cashiers - Kennewick Association of Education Support Professionals
  • Secretaries - Public School Employees (PSE) of Kennewick
  • Transportation - Public School Employees (PSE) of Kennewick
  • Administrators - Kennewick Administrators Association (KAA)
  • Cabinet
  • Off-Schedule Classified

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Kennewick School District provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or use of trained dog, guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

If you have questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, contact:

Civil Rights & Equity: Dr. Doug Christensen - (509) 222-5010, doug.christensen@ksd.org

Section 504, Title IX: Brian Leavitt - (509) 222-5003, brian.leavitt@ksd.org
 



Department Contacts

Main phone number: (509) 222-5010

Dr. Doug Christensen
Associate Superintendent of Human Resources
(509) 222-5010
Email

Toni Neidhold
Director of Human Resources
(509) 222-7093
Email

Paula Teal
Certificated Secretary
(509) 222-5010
Email

Amy Martinez
Classified Secretary
(509) 222-7093
Email

Rhonda Elvbakken
Certificated Human Resources Assistant
(509) 222-6978
Email

Kathy Littrell
Classified Human Resources Assistant
(509) 222-5168
Email

Gail Barness
Human Resources Specialist (Extra-Curricular, Casual Employees)
(509) 222-7423
Email

Sarah Vines
Human Resources Specialist (Employee LOA)
(509) 222-6412
Email

 

Jamie Cope
Classified Substitute Dispatcher
(509) 222-5014
Email

Margie Hutchings
Certificated Substitute Dispatcher
(509) 222-6624
Email

Bronson Brown
In-House Attorney
(509) 222-7448
Email